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These bright lights, lanterns and crescent moon decorations adorn this house to celebrate Ramadan. The crescent moon and star are Islamic symbols. Lanterns have always been a traditional decoration that many Muslims around the world put up every Ramadan. The pillows in the back say “Ramadan Kareem” in Arabic writing, the dominant language of Islam.

What is Ramadan?

Roqaya Elmenshawy and Zahraa Patel April 27, 2022

You may have seen a lot of people putting up “Ramadan Mubarak” posts on social media or possibly heard that phrase sometime this month. Well, what is Ramadan? Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic...

Seniors Connor Walters and Michael Addari smile through the struggle of 40 hours at an airport.

The LHS Baseball Team’s Airport Mayhem

Andrew Brooks, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

“We got picked up at 5:30 am on Friday,” senior baseball player Connor Walters said. “The original plan was to take off at 8 am from Orlando, then catch a connecting flight in Fort Lauderdale at...

Senior Owen Haywood helps lead a discussion about which cereal is best? Topics at The Gray Area vary from light-hearted topics like cereal preference to serious topics such as state laws and the legalization of marijuana.

New club seeks to find middle ground

Lauren Kern, Staff Member April 7, 2022

Every other Thursday in room 131 at 8 a.m. the Gray Area gathers to discuss an intriguing topic. The new club, founded at the start of the school year, aims to promote healthy debate among students....

Ukraine and Russia have engaged in this perpetuating state of declaration of land for decades.

Timeline of Ukraine-Russia Tensions

Mia Khan, Staff Member March 22, 2022

1991 - Beginning Ukraine officially declared itself independent on August 24, 1991 after the communist Supreme Soviet of Ukraine proclaimed that Ukraine would no longer follow the laws of the USSR....

Orchestra brings music and life during Winter Performance

Orchestra brings music and life during Winter Performance

Marisa Tarica, Staff Member March 8, 2022

On March 3, 2022, the Butler Lake Auditorium teemed with life as the Concert, Chamber, and Symphony Orchestras played to their heart’s content. Songs performed ranged from delicate to vivacious, and...

Cultured Roots, a small plant shop off Peterson Road, was recently opened by Crystal Peña after she developed a love for plants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shop is the first plant shop in Lake County. Peña hopes to soon expand her business by moving into downtown Libertyville into a larger space where she can host bigger events and house more plants.

Cultured Roots: The Art of Green Thumbs

Lauren Kern, Staff Member March 3, 2022

Located on Peterson Road, Cultured Roots is a small plant shop that features indoor plants of all shapes and sizes. Having opened during the pandemic, Cultured Roots is a fairly new store in Libertyville...

API Unite members Nico Adriano and Danielle Lam sell candy grams to fundraise for the Lunar New Year.

New club gives voice to Asian-American Students

Marisa Tarica, Staff Member March 3, 2022

Started on Nov. 13 2021, Asian Pacific Islanders Unite is a new club at LHS dedicated to raising cultural awareness. The goal of the organization is to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders through education,...

Shop owners Norma Lara (left) and spiritual life coach Nicole Glunk (right) stand proudly in their shop. Lara and Glunks ultimate goal is for Ethereal to be a unique and personal experience for everyone by creating a safe space for all beliefs and identities.

Feeling Ethereal

Eva Fahrenkrog, Staff Member March 3, 2022

On Nov. 26, 2021, Ethereal Spiritual Boutique opened at 111 E. Cook Ave. in Libertyville. The store sells a variety of items including crystals, incense, jewelry, books and candles as well as other mystical...

Wind Ensemble stands to take a bow moments before receiving a standing ovation, after blowing away the audience with their last and final piece “Come Sunday” by Omar Thomas.

LHS Bands Blow The Crowd Away For Their Winter Performance

Mia Khan, Staff Member February 21, 2022

The winter band concert featured performances by Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and Wind Ensemble, as well as a solo performance from senior George Huber who played alongside the Wind Ensemble

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